21-500 Biała Podlaska

ul. Kraszewskiego 1

tel. 083 3433812

e-mail kraszak@bialapodl.pl

The Founder of the Bialska Academy
parish priest Krzysztof Wilski-Ciborowicz



1628, Dec 12 Parish priest Krzysztof Wilski-Ciborowicz created a foundation act of the Bialska Academy (Fundatio Vilsciana) defining the organizational principles of the school, on which he spent his whole fortune;
1628 Aleksander Ludwik Radziwiłł donated the building for the purposes of the school which is the location of I Liceum Ogólnokształcącego im. J.I. Kraszewskiego until these days ;
1630/31 The Bialska Academy starts its activity as a branch of the Krakow Academy together with Adam Roszczewicz, the first headmaster of the New branch, and professors Mikołaj Sulikowski and Baltazar Jan Przyłuski;
1700 The first play at the school staging a historical performance dedicated to Mikołaj Radziwiłł;
1773 Professor Mikołaj Dziedziczki becomes the headmaster of the school;
1777 As a result of a reform of the National Education Board the academic branch ceases functioning the way it used to and becomes a subordinate of the reformed Lithuanian Main School; this severs the Academy's 150-year-long link to the University of Cracow; upon taking control over the Academy does not subsidiate it materially, because officially its wealth is guaranteed by its founder's fund;
1781 By the decision of NEB, the academic branch becomes a subordinate of the rector of the faculty school in Brest as a subfaculty school with about 200 students;
1795 Mikołaj Jan Kanty Dziedziczki died, the pro-vice chancellor of the school, who worked in Biała Podlaska for 34 years;
1795 The Academy of Biala dependency on the Lithuanian Main School stops as a result of the third invasion (Vilnius is taken over by Russia) ;
1801, Jul 23 The academic school is transformed into an Austrian gymnasium as a result of a decree issued by the National Galician Chancellery - this lasts until 1805; it's a time of Germanization, against which the school stands firmly. At this time the school library has only a few dozens of books;
1809 The Great Principality of Warsaw Public Education Chamber transforms the school into a department school;
1815 The Government Board of Religion and Public Enlightenment gives the school in Biala the status of a faculty school;
1830-31 During the November Uprising the school was closed and converted into a hospital by the Russian headquarters;
1822 - 1826 Józef Ignacy Kraszewski becomes a student of the school 
1833 The school is changed into a 4-year district school with a philology-oriented classes;
1837 The school is changed into a school with a philology-oriented classes;
1862 The change of the school in Biała Podlaska into a county pedagogy school, so called Wielopolski’s Reform ;
1862 The participation in the January Uprising by the school students priest Stanisław Brzóska and Roman Rogiński and their teacher Baltazar Wolanin;
1865 The change of the school into a Russian five-year Pro-gimnazjum for the Greek Uniate people with Russian as the language of lectures ;
1866 The reorganization of the school into a seven-year gimnazjum and the creation of a special school, that is a teacher's seminary for the Greek Uniate people;
1873 The subject of the Polish language was removed from Gimnazjum, the introduction of a complete prohibition of the Polish language usage in and out of the school;
1902 The fight for the Polish school conducted by students, their familie and teachers resulted in an allowance to teach the Roman-Catholic religion in the Polish language;
1905 A school strike to fight for the Polish school and the boycott of government schools ;
1916, Sep 1 The opening of a four-year coeducational secondary school im. J.I.. Kraszewskiego in a rented private place;
1919, Jan 10 The resumption of the education in the Polish Gimnazjum in the previous building of the Podlaska Academy ;
1919, Sep 1 The Ceremony of the nationalization of the school and the division of Gimnazjum im. J.I. Kraszewskiego into Female Gimnazjum im. E. Plater and Male Gimnazjum im. J.I. Kraszewskiego;
1922, Sep 21-22 The First Graduates' Reunion ;
1923-1933 Dr Wacław Natowski who manager the school died in 1969 in Jarosław; the library book collection includes 2,134 volumes; 
1928 The Second Graduates' Reunion in the 300th anniversary of the school's foundation;
1933 Stanisław Damrosz becomes the headmaster of the school;
1935/37 The first students began their education in I LO im. J.I. Kraszewskiego;
1938/39 The library book collection includes 8,144 volumes;
1939, Sep 26 The beginning of the school year lasting until Nov 16; at the time the whole possessions of the school were plundered firstly by the Russians, and then by the Germans, converting the school building into the military police headquarters;
1940, Jun 24 21 teachers of Biała Podlaska were arrested;
1944, Sep 1 The beginning of the New school year with Stanisław Damrosz as the headmaster;
1949, Mar 20 The Polish Scouting Association stopped their activity in the school;
1968 The Fourth Graduates' Reunion;
1968 The introduction of co-education, the end of the division into a male I LO im. J.I. Kraszewskiego and a female II LO im. E. Plater;
1975, Aug 16 Jerzy Flisiński took the chair of the school's headmaster ;
1978 The Fifth Graduates' Reunion in the 350th anniversary of the school's foundation;
1979 The New school building with the gym is ready to be used, the school becomes a UNESCO Associated School;
1980 The indoor swimming pool is going to be built;
1982 Michał Bitner becomes the headmaster;
1983, Mar 18 The Patron's Day is organised for the first time in the history of the school;
1985 Waldemar Godlewski took the chair of the school's headmaster;
1988 The celebrations of the 360th anniversary of the school's foundation together with the Sixth Graduates' Reunion; the school is honoured with the Order of Polonia Restituta, the commemorative plaque to revere the 100th anniversary of the Patron's death was unveiled;
1991 The swimming pool and the fields are ready to be used;
1992, Dec The foundation named after J.I. Kraszewski starts its activity;
1993,19 Mar The commemorative plaque to revere the memory of the teachers and students killed during the Second Word War was unveiled;
1998 The Seventh Graduates' Reunion;
1999 Wojciech Leszczyński becomes the headmaster;
2000 New modern computer laboratories are ready to be used. The creation of an Internet website to promote the school;

2001 The commemorative plaque to revere the memory of Bolesław Jedliczko, the creator of the foundation named after J.I. Kraszewski, was unveiled;
2002 The first School's Open Days are organized in the school;
2008 Przemysław Olesiejuk becomes the headmaster;

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